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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 28, 2011 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

i put hoffman slightly above nicholson. i am a MUCH bigger nicholson fan i just find hoffman's acting to be slightly better.

the main reason i see de niro as numero uno is due to his versatility and his sheer number of academy-award worthy performances. i don't think anybody compares. lets see, here's a few of my favorites:

- godfather part II
- taxi driver
- raging bull
- the deer hunter
- goodfellas
- awakenings (what a performance!)
- cape fear (the perfect Max Cady!)
- the untouchables
- a bronx tale
- casino
- this boy's life
- bang the drum slowly
- heat

here's my list:
1 - de niro
2 - pacino
3 - hoffman
4 - nicholson
5 - brando
6 - daniel day lewis
7 - sean penn
8 - hanks
9 - newman
10 - depp/dicaprio in 20 years these 2 could be in the top 5

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 28, 2011 7:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

You really are just a kid, eh?

;)

Seriously, no offense.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Sep 29, 2011 4:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

How could Bobby Duvall not make your list?

Decaprio couldn't carry Robert Duvall's lunch!

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 29, 2011 10:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

THATS HILARIOUS!!!! KEVIN BACON???? DICAPRIO lol

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 28, 2011 7:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

i agree re: de niro; two of my favorites w/him probably won't be on anyone's lists

-flawless
-we're no angels

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Poster: Edsel Date: Sep 29, 2011 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

We're No Angels is on my list, but not this particular version. The 1955 Bogart version has been a favorite for many decades.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 29, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

well, no one did it better than HB, i'll have to scout around for a copy of that ... thanks for the tip

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Poster: Edsel Date: Sep 29, 2011 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

You'll have one soon enough. heh

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 28, 2011 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

Flawless has some incredible acting! This movie doesn't get enough attention. Also one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's best performances.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 28, 2011 7:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

"Also one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's best performances."

agree 100%! i loved his character in The Big Lebowski, some scenes are priceless

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 28, 2011 8:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

speaking of lewbowski, although not one of the all time greats, jeff bridges is certainly one of my favorite actors. arlington road is one of my favorite films of the 90's

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Sep 28, 2011 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHO'S A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?)

i generally enjoy JB if i watch something he is in, but he's not someone who immediately comes to mind when i'm thinking 'all time greats', however, Big Lebowski is certainly in my top 10 all-time movies, it's almost too good actually...

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 29, 2011 10:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

what about Denzel???

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Poster: NightSamba Date: Sep 29, 2011 10:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

I think Pacino has more range. In later years DiNiro, while undeniably great has been walking through many roles. Pacino strives to maintain his intensify. I also think his stage works gives him an edge.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 29, 2011 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

what about morgan freeman? if i can only have one black man in the top 10 i'll definitely take freeman.

some more of my favorites i forgot:
- james stewart (the number of good films he's been in is astounding)
- gary oldman (one of the best working actors today, very underrated)
- clint eastwood (would be higher up if he had better range as an actor, love his directing as well)
- christian bale (can't imagine what his body of work will be like in 20 yrs)
- hopkins
- hackman
- fonda

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Sep 29, 2011 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

Morgan Freeman is such a great voice over artist in addition to his acting: March of the Penguins, CBS Evening News, and this:

http://www.98online.com/twisted/Morgan%20Freeman%20Reads%20Miley%20Cyrus%27%20Autobiography.mp3

http://www.98online.com/twisted/Morgan%20Freeman%20on%20Dr%20King.mp3

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Sep 29, 2011 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: WHOSE A BETTER ACTOR (DE NIRO OR PACINO?) poll included

What, no Mel Gibson?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSIR8ekKx_w